Social Media Interaction

I asked a question on social media:

  1. As a tweet: Experimenting with a “spoiler” class for CSS. Does this work for iPad users? https://brentlogan.com/2010/04/gone-tomorrow-book-review/
  2. As an @reply on Twitter: @jabancroft Does the “spoiler” CSS work for you on your iPad? https://brentlogan.com/2010/04/gone-tomorrow-book-review/
  3. As a Buzz post: I’m experimenting with a “spoiler” class to hide content in a blog post until the reader clicks on it. I had originally thought of doing a “mousever” even, but was sure this would block iPad readers. So, all you iPad owners out there; does this work for you? Here’s a blog post that uses it: https://brentlogan.com/2010/04/gone-tomorrow-book-review/
  4. As a Facebook status: Any iPad users out there? If so, please go to this blog post of mine and let me know if the “spoiler” class works for you. In other words, can you read the blacked out text if you “click” on it? (Those of you on older browsers, you’re probably out of luck…)

The questions aren’t identical, but that’s largely because of the various social sites’ constraints: Facebook and Buzz allow for longer posts than Twitter.

Results:

  1. The tweet got a single response, but in reality, it was a response to a later tweet of mine. Regardless, it didn’t answer my question. That’s with 485 followers.
  2. The @reply got a response and it answered the question. Thanks, Josh!
  3. The buzz post sits quietly. This seems to be a trend on Buzz. No one gets interaction unless they have a ton of followers. I have only 64.
  4. The Facebook status got two responses, both helpful. I have 322 Facebook friends.

I get much better interaction on Facebook than anywhere else. I think it’s because I’ve limited my Facebook friends to people I actually know.

What about you? Where do you get the best interaction?

Buzz Kill

Google Buzz IconWatch Dave Winer’s opinion ofGoogle Buzz drive off the cliff:

  • Twitter-killing follow-up. (Scripting News). #
  • My first Buzz tweet. Not sure if you’ll be able to read this. Let me know. #
  • After 15 minutes I remember that Google is mean and distrusting and filled with side-goals that have nothing to do with delighting users. #
  • When I first tried Flickr it was pure fun. Same with every other product that ended up being big in the social media space. #
  • I got to the API and saw: No Twitter compatibility. That’s a big red X over the future of Google’s latest misadventure. Pfffft. #
  • Google Buzz? Pfffft. (Scripting News). http://r2.ly/38gi #
  • How do I get Buzz out of the user interface of Gmail? Show me where I opted in to this horror. I want the option. This is so f***ed up. #
  • They put a virus into Gmail. They’re killing their own product. Fools. Stupid. Grrr. #
  • There’s a command to turn off Buzz at the bottom of the Gmail page. #

Ouch!I’m still waiting to try Buzz.